Monday 1st May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 79)

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Monday 1st May 2017 (Series 76, Prelim 79)

Post by James Robinson » Mon May 01, 2017 2:41 pm

A nice little treat to you all, a recap of today's Countdown. I know I'm out a bit, but why not :?:

Enjoy. ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Countdown recap for Monday 1 May 2017.

C1: Champion Charlie Neill (3 wins, 266 points.) A retired insurance inspector from Glasgow.
C2: Challenger Chris Ducker. A lecturer from Gloucester. He once quit his London job and moved with his wife and children to Moldova to work as volunteers.
DC: Susie Dent and Richard Madeley.
RR: Rachel Riley.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: N D U I F P N E S
R02: R O V A D E I M N
R03: 50, 2, 9, 6, 8, 7. Target: 227.
TTT: SOBREVITY - "So how coincidental that brevity is actually the opposite of this"
R04: T U Y B E O I R S
R05: N R L E A U Q P O
R06: 25, 2, 6, 7, 9, 1. Target: 494.
R07: S C L I E N Z A D
R08: L O N I E P H A R
R09: 25, 4, 2, 7, 6, 8. Target: 684.
TTT: KEPTTAXES - "More and more people are using such bad language"
R10: T E S A E G L I R
R11: C S R A E U T L B
R12: R O D O E G V D A
R13: S W E I T A G R D
R14: 50, 2, 9, 2, 4, 8. Target: 562.
R15: M E C O L D P E T (conundrum)


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Round 1: N D U I F P N E S

Charlie: FUNNIES (7)
Chris: supined
DC: SUPINE (6) DUNNIES (7) INFUSED (7)
OT: FUNDIES (7) UNDINES (7) UNIPEDS (7)
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

No verbing allowed on SUPINE, so Charlie takes the first lead.

Round 2: R O V A D E I M N

Charlie: overmined
Chris: overmaid
DC: MOVED (5) DOMAINE (7) RADIOMEN (8)
Score: 7–0 (max 15)

Oh dear, oh dear....., great 8 from DC though. 8-)

Round 3: 50, 2, 9, 6, 8, 7. Target: 227.

Charlie: -
Chris: 223. Mistake in working.
RR: 227. ((7 - 2) x 50) - (9 + 6 + 8) (10)
Score: 7–0 (max 25)

Amazingly, Chris actually had it, but declared it as 223........ :roll: :roll: :oops: :oops: :shock: :shock: :o :o

Teatime teaser: SOBREVITY -> VERBOSITY

Round 4: T U Y B E O I R S

Charlie: boister
Chris: BUSTIER (7)
DC: OBESITY (7) BISTOURY (8) SOBRIETY (8)
Score: 7–7 (max 33)

A very low-scoring show so far, but Chris is finally on the board at least....

Round 5: N R L E A U Q P O

Charlie: PLANER (6)
Chris: UNREAL (6)
DC: UNPOLAR (7)
OT: APOLUNE (7) OPAQUER (7) PLEURON (7)
Score: 13–13 (max 40)

Round 6: 25, 2, 6, 7, 9, 1. Target: 494.

Charlie: 493.
Chris: 494. ((9 + 1) x 2 x 25) - 6 (10)
Score: 13–23 (max 50)

And amazingly, Chris now takes the lead.

Richard talks about interviewing former Moon astronaut Charlie Duke and asked him a question which he had never been asked about the Moon before.

Round 7: S C L I E N Z A D

Charlie: SCALED (6)
Chris: DENIALS (7)
DC: DIALS (5) CANDIES (7) CANDLES (7)
OT: CALENDS (7) CELSIAN (7) DECANIS (7) INCASED (7) SANICLE (7) SCALENI (7)
Score: 13–30 (max 57)

Charlie is certainly not his usual self today, and Chris is taking full advantage.

Round 8: L O N I E P H A R

Charlie: PHONIER (7)
Chris: PLANER (6)
DC: PARHELION (18)
OT: ALPHERION (18)
Score: 20–30 (max 75)

But, that's better from Charlie, as clips Chris' lead back to 10 points.

Round 9: 25, 4, 2, 7, 6, 8. Target: 684.

Charlie: 684. (25 x 4 x 7) - (6 + 8 + 2) (10)
Chris: 684. (25 x 4 x 7) - (2 x 8) (10)
Score: 30–40 (max 85)

Teatime teaser: KEPTTAXES -> TEXTSPEAK

Round 10: T E S A E G L I R

Charlie: glariest
Chris: LARGEST (7)
DC: LITREAGES (18)
OT: REGALTIES (18) RELIGATES (18)
Score: 30–47 (max 103)

An unlucky one there for Charlie, as glariest isn't specified in the dictionary.

Round 11: C S R A E U T L B

Charlie: CLUSTER (7)
Chris: BUTLERS (7)
DC: CURABLE (7)
OT: BALUSTER (8)
Score: 37–54 (max 111)

Susie's Origins of Words talks about the origins of "lunatic fringe".

Round 12: R O D O E G V D A

Charlie: overaged
Chris: GROOVED (7)
DC: OVERDOG (7)
OT: DOGDRAVE (8)
Score: 37–61 (max 119)

Another case of phantom E's for Charlie as the game slips away from him....

Round 13: S W E I T A G R D

Charlie: girates
Chris: ASTRIDE (7)
DC: WAITERS (7) STEWARD (7) TRIAGED (7) STAGIER (7)
OT: AGISTED (7) AGISTER (7) DISRATE (7) EARWIGS (7) GAITERS (7) GARDIES (7) STAIDER (7) TADGERS (7) TIRADES (7) TRADIES (7) TRIAGES (7) WAISTED (7) WARIEST (7) WIDGERS (7) WIDGETS (7)
Score: 37–68 (max 126)

And that's game over for Charlie......

Round 14: 50, 2, 9, 2, 4, 8. Target: 562.

Charlie: 562. ((2 + 9) x 50) + 8 + 4 (10)
Chris: 562. ((2 + 9) x 50) + 8 + 4 (10)
Score: 47–78 (max 136)

Round 15: M E C O L D P E T

Charlie buzzes on 2.75 seconds to say COMPLETED which is correct.
Final Score: 57–78 (max 146)

He hasn't COMPLETED a comeback, but Charlie gets the conundrum. 8-)

Statistics Corner

Charlie:
Total score - 57
Raw score - 70
Total % of max - 39
Raw % of max - 48
Total average score per round - 3.8
Raw average score per round - 4.7
Number of maxes - 4

Chris:
Total score - 78
Raw score - 84
Total % of max - 53
Raw % of max - 58
Total average score per round - 5.2
Raw average score per round - 5.6
Number of maxes - 5

Further summaries are at:
http://cdb.apterous.org/series.php?series=76
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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